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Sodipodi is a general purpose vector drawing application which uses a subset of W3C SVG as its file format. It uses an advanced imaging engine with antialiased display, alpha transparency, and vector fonts.


Recent releases

  •  11 Feb 2004 21:39

    Release Notes: This release adds support for path composition operations (union, intersection, and subtraction). XML handling is better, with support for CDATA nodes, the xml:space attribute, and arbitrary namespaces. The freehand tool is now based on a calligraphic line algorithm that should give better experience. There are many bugfixes.

    •  30 Nov 2003 20:11

      Release Notes: This release adds a separate slideshow program, in-place support for complex input methods, a 'repeat last action' method, and various other enhancements and bugfixes. Windows builds can now be compiled with Unicode charset support instead of multibyte.

      •  20 Jun 2003 19:08

        Release Notes: This is first release in many months, thus incorporating numerous bugfixes. Most notably, the build system should now be much more reliable in picking up XFT/fontconfig libraries, so hopefully the 'missing fonts' problem is gone. In addition, this release has better support for GTK+ themes, new SVG icons, uses native dialogs under KDE and Windows, has more reliable printing, and many other little enhancements.

        •  22 Feb 2003 18:06

          Release Notes: A fix for an annoying bug that caused full screen to update instead of only the changed area, a new variable-size, Gaussian-distribution dropper tool, and a new commandline argument to make SVG icons default without recompiling.

          •  07 Feb 2003 21:49

            Release Notes: Path corruption in node editing has been fixed. <mask>, <clipPath>, and <symbol> have been implemented. Viewport and alignments in <svg> have been implemented. Incorrectly interpreted rectangle corners have been fixed. The slideshow works again.

            Recent comments

            20 Jun 2003 15:07 FilippoRusconi

            Excellent scalar vector graphics software
            I've been using Sodipodi since a number of versions and I must say it is becoming really usable. Further, it generates excellent png files and ps files out of rather complex gradient fills and alpha channel-transparent images.

            Remarkable work indeed ! I use it for all my graphing needs in the project !

            Thanks alot,


            26 Mar 2003 16:04 slarty2

            Excellent tool.
            Very nice. Quick and powerful. Apart from one crash, seems ok. I may use this to create graphics for games. Complements GIMP well.

            29 Nov 2002 08:34 pstrader

            This program is Great
            I've been using this for about 4 versions now, and
            it just keeps getting better. If you need a
            vector drawing program that handles fonts and
            transparency well, grab this one.
            Well Done!


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